- Specialisms and interdisciplinary approach: My main areas of research are environmental and energy law and public law regulation; and developing new, interdisciplinary approaches to legal scholarship. My approach is broadly socio-legal, and my ongoing research is focussed on exploring the potential that legal scholarship has in interdisciplinary contexts. A key theme in my work is integrating legal/regulatory analysis with politics, public administration, history and culture, by so doing exploring the fundamentals and potential of legal scholarship itself.
- Publication profile: I publish consistently in journals such as the Modern Law Review, Legal Studies and the Journal of Law and Society. I'm one of the main contributors to the Scottish Universities Law Institute/W.Green title "Environmental Law in Scotland" and have co-edited and contributed to two major Edinburgh University Press books ("Law-making and the Scottish Parliament: the Early Years" (2011) and "Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and US" (2016)).
- Research networks and generating research with impact: Currently, I'm principal investigator of the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded research network "Connecting with a low-carbon Scotland". It involves humanities scholars from the universities of Stirling, Warwick, Durham, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Strathclyde, Dundee, Queen Mary University of London, Dublin City, Exeter and the Open University, as well as organisations such as Creative Scotland, the Crichton Carbon Centre and Creative Carbon Scotland. I'm also a member of the Centre for Environmental Heritage and Policy at Stirling; a council member of the Scottish Universities Law Institute; and on the editorial board of the Juridical Review, the law journal of the Scottish Universities.
- Getting in touch and PhD supervision: If you would like to get in touch about research projects or refereeing, or in me supervising you for a PhD, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com